The Village Caller Music Program: The Blues and Rock

stevie-ray-vaughan-dean-russoThe Blues… In its original meaning was the music that expressed the suffering of black slaves in the southern USA, living and struggling on plantations. The blues had many manifestations as blacks migrated north, and to the big cities of the south. Some cities like Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans and Kansas City are known for their particular style of blues. In the early sixties, cross-over radio stations were integrating white and black music, and of course the blues with its long history, was the root for this transitional music. It is not surprising that so many rock stars give homage and readily admit the influence of the blues on their music. On this program, I have selected some of my favorite blues tunes integrated with a little rock music. Stevie Ray Vaughn, Boz Scaggs, Jimi Hendrix, Mose Allison, Albert and B.B are all on the program. Enjoy!

Blues at Sunrise Albert King

Boz Scaggs and Duane Allman: Loan Me a Dime

Stevie Ray Vaughn with B.B. King and Albert King

Mose Alison Trio: Your Mind is On Vacation

Mose Alison Trio 1959: Do Nothin’ Till You Hear It From Me

Jimi Hendrix: Voodo Chile

Your host, Bill Tucker – “The Village Caller”

Bill Tucker

 

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